Daily Archives: January 26, 2011

Farm bill 2012: farmers weigh in

Farm bill 2012: farmers weigh in

Ron Smith

Delta Farm Press

Farm commodity representatives asked members of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture to do all they can to maintain the basic structure of the 2008 farm law, but suggested sweeping changes in a few new programs such as ACRE and SURE.

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2011 Mid-South Stocker Conference, February 21-22, 2011

2011 Mid-South Stocker Conference, February 21-22, 2011

Information is aimed at assisting stocker operators exploring innovative ideas for feeding and producing healthy cattle, and determining the roll of stockering in an evolving cattle industry.

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Appalachian Grazing Conference Is March 4-5

Appalachian Grazing Conference Is March 4-5

Hay and Forage Grower

Greg Judy and Kathy Voss will be keynote speakers at the 2011 Appalachian Grazing Conference, set for March 4-5 at the Waterfront Place Hotel in Morgantown, WV.

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Fish oil supplement can be fed to grass-fed cattle to increase Omega 3 in meat

Fish oil supplement can be fed to grass-fed cattle to increase Omega 3 in meat

Gayle Smith

The Fence Post

Grazing cattle can be fed a fish oil-based feed additive to increase the Omega 3 oils in their meat, according to a University of Wyoming study released during the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center (SAREC) Livestock Field Day in Lingle, Wyo.

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Cow/Calf Guys Getting the Squeeze

Cow/Calf Guys Getting the Squeeze

Victoria G. Myers

Progressive Farmer

Beef prices are good. It’s a simple fact. But with historically high land rates, surging commodity prices and volatile input costs, beef producers today are still in a tight spot.

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Livestock, Forage and Grain Forum

Livestock, Forage and Grain Forum

Dave Russell 

Brownfield Network

Roger Thurow, Sr. Fellow for Global Agriculture and Food Policy at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and former Wall Street Journal reporter will be the keynote speaker at the Indiana Livestock, Forage and Grain Forum this Friday, January 28 at the Convention Center in Indianapolis.

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Speaker Challenges Producers to Examine Ethics

Speaker Challenges Producers to Examine Ethics

Cattle Today

“I hate to be an alarmist, but I have to tell you: there is a time for urgency, and the time is right now.”

Kevin Murphy didn’t mince words in getting to his point at last month’s Feeding Quality Forum.

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